Malcolm Berko: Broke college grads could get financial break

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Malcolm Berko: Broke college grads could get financial break

Dear Mr. Berko My wife and I don't have any debts today, but our daughter and her husband need help. Our daughter is 37 and her husband is 33. She has a master's degree in music and dance theory and he has his master's in cultural something.

Audit finds College Illinois deficit remains

A state audit has found that the troubled College Illinois prepaid tuition plan continues to run a deficit well into the hundreds of millions of dollars as the agency that runs the program searches for a way get it back on track.

Power shift India: Creating the 21st-century consumer

Felled by bureaucratic corruption and staggering poverty, India is turning to technology, in this case biometric IDs, to extend a guaranteed identity and personal finance to its poor. It may be the biggest social project on the planet.

How $5 ruined her credit score

Even a small bill can hammer your credit rating if it goes to collections. Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself.

Frontline? Blames Bankers, Lawmakers for Crisis: Review

Early in Money, Power and Wall Street ,? a two-night, four-hour investigation by Frontline into the 2008 financial crisis, former JPMorgan Chase & Co. s investment bank Co-Chief Executive Officer Bill Winters recalls a 1994 staff retreat in Boca Raton, Florida.

NewsWatch: U.S. stock gains hinge on Apple, blue-chip results

First-quarter earnings enter their second big week of the season with the likes of Apple, Exxon Mobil and Chevron dominating a stage shared with French election results and U.S. economic data.

Boca Raton company faces complaints over netbook

Customers complain ProSource Wireless' netbooks don't work and they can't get refunds A South Florida company's Internet ads have grabbed the attention of bargain-seekers, offering seven-inch mini-netbooks for as little as $74.99.

Home Economics: Designing the ideal, repayable mortgage

During the housing boom, a borrower’s ability to exhale appeared to be the chief criterion for obtaining a mortgage. Six years of record foreclosures later, with millions of borrowers owing more than their properties are worth, the housing market conti…

NCTC appoints regent

North Central Texas College regents Monday night appointed Christy Morris to fill the unexpired term of regent Lynn Williams who resigned in March.

NewsWatch: Microsoft beats targets with sales gain

Software giant tops forecasts, cuts operating expense outlook for the year. Investors awaiting launch of Windows 8 operating system later this year.